Though traditional enthusiasts take issue with the term, the “coupe” SUV/crossover is arguably hotter than any other automotive trend at the moment. And now, the all-new 2022 Infiniti QX55 is joining the fray as a four-door coupe version of the existing QX50, and is scheduled to launch in the U.S. and Canada next spring.
The Infiniti QX55 is a rival of sorts to the Lincoln Corsair, though Lincoln doesn’t currently offer a crossover or SUV coupe in its lineup. The QX55’s closest rivals will be the BMW X4, Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe, and Audi Q5 Sportback, which all sport sloping rear rooflines.
Infiniti refers to the QX55 as the spiritual successor to the FX, which was known for its more dramatic styling. The newest crossover indeed draws inspiration from the FX, with a new interpretation of that vehicle’s silhouette. Notable design elements include a double-arch grille with origami-style mesh and standard LED headlights and 20-inch wheels.
The QX55’s taillights utilize the same digital “piano key” design first seen on the QX60 Monograph concept, and feature 45 separate LED lights in each housing.
Inside the cabin, the Infiniti QX55 features a dual-screen infotainment system consisting of an 8-inch upper and 7-inch lower screen with wireless Apple CarPlay capability. A 16-speaker Bose audio system is available, as are leatherette, leather, or semi-aniline leather seats.
The QX55 is powered by Infiniti’s Variable Compression Turbo four-cylinder engine that produces 268 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, which sends power through a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) to all four wheels via Infiniti’s Intelligent All-Wheel-Drive System, which is standard on all models in the U.S. and Canada.
The Infiniti QX55 will be available in select global markets in three different trim levels: Luxe, Essential ProAssist, and Sensory. The all-new QX55 arrives in the U.S. and Canada in the spring of 2021, with other markets to follow shortly after.